"Thunder Thighs" Is The Feminist, Body-Positive Jam Your Eardrums Deserve In 2017
Before we start, I’m going to need you to make sure you’re in a space sufficiently equipped for booty bouncing and stank facing. You’ll also need to prepare your mind and self for some full out dancing with your whole body. All set? Good. Now, you’re ready to receive life from "Thunder Thighs" by Miss Eaves, your new body positive song for the summer.
Artist and musician Miss Eaves released her music video for "Thunder Thighs" on Jezebel, and it is packed to the brim with feel-good vibes and such glorious lines as, "Thick thighs, sundress, I'm looking good." The video features women of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages having the damn time of their lives. Like Julianne Escobedo Shepherd writes for Jezebel, its casual confidence and undeniable catchiness are what sets "Thunder Thighs" apart from other songs that read as pandering instead of true body positivity.
"Thunder Thighs" is two minutes and fifty seconds of thick thighed celebration. It’s fun, it’s funny, and it’s feminist. All your favorite ‘f’ words in one place. "Thunder Thighs" is produced by KEISHH, and its accompanying video was directed by Miss Eaves herself. With your space and selves ready and fully prepared, please enjoy the video for "Thunder Thighs".
In an interview with Jezebel, Miss Eaves spoke about her inspiration for the song and the video, which take a seemingly more genuine approach to the kind of commercialized body positivity we more often see. “When I am writing music I want to honestly represent my experiences. I am not too concerned with writing about things that are on trend or popular,” Miss Eaves said. “I want to come from a more genuine place. This track is really about me embracing my body but also finding the humor in issues thicker people face.”
Miss Eaves is far from unfamiliar to art that’s honest and self-embracing. Her work often focuses female empowerment as a self-described “feminist sound storm of Brooklyn.” This latest video joins previous acclaimed songs from Miss Eaves like ‘Hump Day,’ a song celebrating self-pleasure. Miss Eaves is also responsible for The Every Body Project, a style blog focused on featuring diverse body types.
When it comes to who the song "Thunder Thighs" is for, there are no age parameters, as evidenced by the music video. In her interview with Jezebel, Miss Eaves said, “I am not sure if young girls are about that body positive life, but it is so important from a young age they see a variety of bodies being celebrated and people living happy and genuine lives.”
"Thunder Thighs" certainly does that. Miss Eaves’ album Feminasty, which features "Thunder Thighs"’ comes out August 4.